ep. 138


Aptos Bull vs Bear, SBF Regulation & Modular Blockchains | Roundup

In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, we discuss the highly contentious launch of Aptos, a new L1 blockchain marketing 160K+ TPS. We debate the bull vs bear case for Aptos and ask, "Do we need another L1 blockchain?".

We then discuss SBF's new article on crypto regulation, why data availability matters, Binance voting on behalf of users, AI in crypto and more!

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(00:00) Introduction

(10:55) Aptos L1, Bull vs Bear

(17:33) SBF & Crypto Regulation

(29:44) Binance Voting on Uniswap With User Tokens

(37:51) What Is Celestia And Data Availability?

(45:54) AI Is Coming For Crypto

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Michelle on Empire


Possible Digital Asset Industry Standards (SBF article)


Dan Smith's tweet thread on Binance & Uniswap


Westie's tweet thread on Eigen Layer


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